Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Daily Archives / Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • Jan 09 / 2013
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Endless Security Holes in Widely-Used Non-FREE Software

Sure, Flash has some vulnerability in GNU/Linux but…
“Microsoft and Adobe have held their monthly patch day with Microsoft releasing seven bulletins to close twelve security holes – including critical ones in most versions of Windows. Adobe’s patches are rather substantial as well: they fix vulnerabilities with a total of 27 CVE numbers in Flash, Reader and Acrobat.

see Microsoft and Adobe close almost 40 holes – The H Security: News and Features.

Where have we heard this before? Oh, just last month and the month before and …

Any talk that if you pay huge money for non-FREE software you get better software is just a myth. I have run GNU/Linux on personal and business PCs for more than a decade and only once encountered any serious vulnerability and no exploits. It’s the difference between night and day. M$ and others see their #1 job as raking in cash. The world of Free Software is all about creating great IT. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux as a complete, effective and reliable software solution.